Grantsmanship Training Program

The Gold Standard of Grants Training

There’s a place for brown-bag luncheons, half-day workshops, and two-day classes (we offer that last one). But if you want the comprehensive, in-depth experience that gives you a solid grasp on the world of grants, in only five action-packed days, you want the Grantsmanship Training Program.®


What You Learn

During this training, you learn how to:

  • Use our proven proposal model—a model so successful that many funders have adopted it for their application guidelines

  • Collaborate with others to create a strong grant application

  • Use a variety of research tools to pinpoint the funders most likely to support and partner with your organization

  • Review proposals the way funders do so you’ll understand what works and why

  • Demonstrate your organization's capacity and credibility

  • Develop a data driven description of the problem your program addresses

  • Propose outcomes that are measurable and that can be evaluated

  • Practice the art and ethics of grantsmanship

  • Learn more about what you'll do during this training.


I have taken many courses over the years, but your training was the best week I ever spent in a classroom.
Karen Porter, Associate Director
Insurance Institute of America
Malvern, PA


Why This Learning Lasts

The Grantsmanship Training Program® pioneered the Listen & Discuss, Do & Review® curriculum — the most effective approach for adult learners. Our training uses hands-on exercises so that you retain what you learn.

You leave the training with a copy of each proposal created and reviewed in class, a workbook of proposal components for your own organization, a network of colleagues to contact, and 12 months of follow-up support from the Center via our Membership Program.


Track Record of Proven Success

The 130,000+ graduates of this training have gone on to win billions of grant dollars for vital programs. Many nonprofit leaders point to this training as a key to their success. An ongoing, independent evaluation funded by top foundations in Los Angeles County proves that the Grantsmanship Training Program® delivers a solid return on time and money invested.


Before the Grantsmanship Training Program, I wrote proposals with my heart—results were disappointing. This training gave me the tools to also write with my head. I went from zero funds raised to grants totaling $2 million over the next four years.
Carma Love, Teacher
Youth Opportunities Unlimited Alternative High School
Los Angeles, CA


You’re Not Alone When Class is Over

As a graduate of the Grantsmanship Training Program,® you receive our Full Alumni Membership for 12 months. This helps you:

  • Strengthen a proposal, by having it reviewed by one of our trainers

  • Find funders through GrantDomain, our database of foundation, corporate, and federal grantmakers

  • Build your proposal development team by sending a colleague from your organization to attend the Grantsmanship Training Program at half price!

  • Upgrade your own skills with tuition discounts on other training programs, publications, and consulting services

  • Find the answers you need. Ask The Center!



Tuition for the 5-day Grantsmanship Training Program® is $995. Save $100 with early bird discount when you pay at least six weeks before the start date. If you miss the early bird discount you can receive a $50 tuition discount for additional registrants from the same organization. Please note: only one discount per person; select the best discount!

Choose the training venue that's right for you and register online or call The Grantsmanship Center’s Registrar at  (800) 421-9512 or (213) 482-9860.



  • We email confirmation with directions and parking info after receipt of your payment

  • The training begins each day at 8:30 am and ends by 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Wednesday you may choose to stay later when teams work on projects. On Friday, the class ends by 1:00 pm.



Train your staff at no cost and help nonprofits in your community build capacity by hosting this training.

Learn more: or, call (800) 421-9512 or (213) 482-9860, or visit the Partner With Us page.